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Up to 30 people will be allowed to attend funerals at cemeteries in parts of south east Wales from Monday.

The Gwent Local Resilience Forum, which prepares and responds to major emergencies, agreed with the Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen councils to increase the number of mourners permitted to attend funerals at cemeteries.

The number of mourners allowed to attend funerals at cemeteries was raised to 20 at the start of June and from Monday it will be raised again to 30 people.

However, the number of mourners attending indoor cremation services at Gwent Crematorium in Cwmbran will remain at 10 due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

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